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Earth star

Geastrum sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

EduHerNav
EduHerNav 6 years ago
Earth star
Geastrum triplex


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10 Comments

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

When I googled saccated it suggested it mean like a sac or pouch, just wondering if you (EduHerNav) could further describe how G. saccatum has more saccated rays so I might recognise it in the field. Much appreciated.

EduHerNav
EduHerNav 6 years ago

G. saccatum is smaller and rays are more saccated. This one looks like G. triplex to me.

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

The majority in the species in the area were native so I guess the detritus would be to

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Might be good to know what the local detritus was made up of... exotics or endemics? http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungi_h/geat... http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungipics_h....

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

Nice pick up Jae, further reading on wiki suggests G. saccatum has a max siz of 5cm diameter while G. triplex has a max diameter of 12cm. It's not obvious from the photo but the spotting is approx. 7cm in diameter.

Jae
Jae 6 years ago

Wikipedia mentions that G.saccatum has a cosmopolitan distribution.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/GEASTRUM+S...

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

Wikipedia suggests G. saccatum doesn't occur in aus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geastrum_sa...

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

Thanks for the confirmation venusflytrap2000

Jae
Jae 6 years ago

It could also be Geastrum saccatum or Geastrum fornicatum.
http://lists.ala.org.au/speciesListItem/...

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

i agree with geastrum triplex

Vinny
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Spotted on May 24, 2014
Submitted on May 24, 2014

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